Karo Murat

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Karo Murat
Karo Murat 2008-09.jpg
Murat in 2008
Statistics
Real nameKaren Muratyan
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
NationalityArmenian
German
Born (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 36)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins32
Wins by KO21
Losses4
Draws1

Karen Muratyan (Armenian: Կարապետ Մուրադյան; born 2 September 1983), best known as Karo Murat (Armenian: Կարո Մուրատ), is an Armenian-German professional boxer who held the IBO light-heavyweight title in 2018. At regional level, he held the European super-middleweight title from 2008 to 2009 and the light-heavyweight version in 2017.

Boxing career[edit]

Early professional career[edit]

Murat made his professional debut in Hessen, Germany on 23 September 2006 defeating Matus Sestak. Three more fights during his debut year resulted in three more wins including a victory in Austria on 18 November. A very busy 2007 saw Murat fight another eleven times again winning on each occasion and travelling to Russia, Spain, Austria and Switzerland and well as fighting a number of times in Germany. Of his victories during the year, of particular note were wins over Jermain MacKay on 18 August 2007 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin and Emiliano Cayetano at the Seidensticker Halle in Bielefeld on 29 December 2007. Both fighters had boasted only one defeat so far in their careers with Mackay and Cayetano both former Caribbean champions.[1]

European super middleweight champion[edit]

On 16 February 2008, in his first fight of the year, Murat defeated Sergey Kharchenko at the Nuremberg Arena to lift the EBU-EE super middleweight title via stoppage in the 10th round. In his next fight, Murat travelled to Neubrandenburg to fight for the full European belt against Cristian Sanavia on 12 April 2008, winning with a 12-round unanimous decision. A first defence in Bielefeld on 20 September 2008 resulted in a majority points win over Spain's Gabriel Campillo before meeting Sanavia again on 28 February 2009. The re-match again in Neubrandenburg saw Murat once again come out on top, this time stopping Sanavia in the 10th round and registering a second successful defence of the title.[2]

Light heavyweight[edit]

Having achieved success at super middleweight, Murat moved up to light heavyweight and fought Serhiy Demchenko to win the vacant WBO light heavyweight title via unanimous decision on 29 August 2009 in Halle.[3][4] His first defence against Guyana's Sean Corbin resulted in a second round stoppage win on 30 January 2010. Murat successfully defended his title once more on 1 May 2010 beating Tommy Karpency over 12 rounds, knocking him down in the second, in Oldenburg, Germany.[5] On 18 September 2010 Murat faced Nathan Cleverly in a WBO light heavyweight title eliminator, losing for the first time in his career by a tenth-round TKO.[2] The bout was waved off by the referee as the 10th round was about to commence, following a doctor's inspection in the corner between rounds. There were no bruises or blood on Karo's face and he was instantly furious at the referee's poor decision. He rebounded from the defeat on 12 February 2011 with an eight-round points win over Christian Cruz[6] and followed this on 7 May 2011 winning the IBF version of the Inter-continental title against American boxer Otis Griffin with an 11th round stoppage.[7] He made his first defence of the title in a rematch against Spaniard Gabriel Campillo on 1 October 2011 in a fight which was also billed as an IBF title eliminator with the fighters earning a draw, the first of Murat's career.[2] Murat then faced the IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins on 26 October 2013 in Atlantic City, and lost by unanimous decision.[2] On 1 July 2017, Murat upset the previously undefeated Dominic Bösel (24–0) with an eleventh round TKO and won the vacantEBU light heavyweight title.[8] Murat defeated Travis Reeves by TKO in the 12th round to win the vacant IBO light heavyweight title on 24 March 2018.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
37 fights 32 wins 4 losses
By knockout 21 2
By decision 11 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
37 Loss 32–4–1 Sweden Sven Fornling UD 12 15 Dec 2018 Germany Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Lost IBO light-heavyweight title
36 Win 32–3–1 United States Travis Reeves TKO 12 (12), 1:52 24 Mar 2018 Germany Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany Won vacant IBO light-heavyweight title
35 Win 31–3–1 Germany Dominic Boesel TKO 11 (12), 2:26 1 Jul 2017 Germany Ballsport Arena, Dresden, Germany Won vacant European light-heavyweight title
34 Win 30–3–1 Ukraine Yevgeni Makhteienko TKO 12 (12), 2:46 17 Sep 2016 Germany Goeppi, Germany Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title.
33 Win 29–3–1 Bolivia Esteban Hillman Tababary TKO 1 (10), 2:50 4 Jun 2016 Germany Autohaus Duerkop, Kassel, Germany
32 Win 28–3–1 Serbia Aleksandar Todorovic PTS 6 13 Feb 2016 Germany ECB Boxgym, Hamburg, Germany
31 Loss 27–3–1 Cuba Sullivan Barrera KO 5 (12), 0:25 12 Dec 2015 United States Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California, US IBF light-heavyweight title eliminator
30 Win 27–2–1 Germany Benjamin Simon TKO 7 (12), 2:18 25 Apr 2015 Germany Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany Won vacant IBF International light-heavyweight title
29 Win 26–2–1 Germany Leo Tchoula TKO 4 (10), 2:48 31 Oct 2014 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
28 Loss 25–2–1 United States Bernard Hopkins UD 12 26 Oct 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US For IBF light-heavyweight title
27 Win 25–1–1 Georgia (country) Sandro Siproshvili TKO 7 (8), 2:21 2 Jun 2012 Denmark Herning Kongrescenter, Herning, Denmark
26 Draw 24–1–1 Spain Gabriel Campillo SD 12 1 Oct 2011 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Retained IBF Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
25 Win 24–1 United States Otis Griffin TKO 11 (12), 2:59 7 May 2011 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
24 Win 23–1 United States Christian Cruz UD 8 12 Feb 2011 Germany RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Mülheim, Germany
23 Loss 22–1 United Kingdom Nathan Cleverly TKO 9 (12), 3:00 18 Sep 2010 United Kingdom LG Arena, Birmingham, England
22 Win 22–0 United States Tommy Karpency UD 12 1 May 2010 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
21 Win 21–0 Trinidad and Tobago Shawn Corbin TKO 2 (12), 2:41 30 Jan 2010 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Retained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
20 Win 20–0 Ukraine Serhiy Demchenko UD 12 29 Aug 2009 Germany Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Germany Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
19 Win 19–0 Italy Cristian Sanavia TKO 10 (12), 0:05 28 Feb 2009 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Retained European super-middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Spain Gabriel Campillo MD 12 20 Sep 2008 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany Retained European super-middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 Italy Cristian Sanavia UD 12 12 Apr 2008 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Won European super-middleweight title
16 Win 16–0 Russia Sergey Kharchenko TKO 10 (12), 1:20 16 Feb 2008 Germany Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany Won vacant European External super-middleweight title
15 Win 15–0 Dominican Republic Emiliano Cayetano TKO 7 (8), 2:07 29 Dec 2007 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany
14 Win 14–0 Hungary Gabor Balogh TKO 1 (8) 24 Nov 2007 Austria Stadthalle, Steyr, Austria
13 Win 13–0 Hungary Szabolcs Rimovszky KO 2 (8), 1:04 15 Sep 2007 Austria Frankie`s BF Arena, Oberpullendorf, Austria
12 Win 12–0 The Bahamas Jermain Mackey UD 8 18 Aug 2007 Germany Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Russia Sergey Botnikov KO 4 (4), 1:50 30 Jun 2007 Russia Olympisky Sport Hall, Moscow, Russia
10 Win 10–0 Belgium Mustapha Stini RTD 2 (6), 0:24 26 May 2007 Germany Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Uruguay Nicolas Perillo UD 6 8 May 2007 Spain Pabellon San Jose, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
8 Win 8–0 Russia Sergey Gribkov UD 6 24 Mar 2007 Russia Yunost, Kaliningrad, Russia
7 Win 7–0 Latvia Pavels Lotahs UD 6 3 Mar 2007 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Croatia Mirko Sinovcic TKO 1 (6) 17 Feb 2007 Germany Universal Hall, Berlin, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Belgium Yves Romainville KO 1 (6), 1:41 20 Jan 2007 Switzerland St. Jakob Halle, Basel, Switzerland
4 Win 4–0 Belgium Biagio Patera UD 4 16 Dec 2006 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Czech Republic Petr Rykala TKO 1 (4) 18 Nov 2006 Austria Stadthalle, Steyr, Austria
2 Win 2–0 Germany Tanju Guenes KO 1 (4), 1:23 4 Nov 2006 Germany RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Mülheim, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Slovakia Matus Sestak KO 1 (4), 1:48 23 Sep 2006 Germany Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emiliano Cayetano professional record". BoxRec. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Karo Murat professional record". BoxRec. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Murat vacates Euro belt to move up to light heavyweight". PanARMENIAN.Net. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Karo Murat: It Was Hard To Part With Champion Of Europe Belt". Armtown. 21 August 2009. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Murat beats Karpency and retains belt". PanARMENIAN.Net. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  6. ^ Bonnett, Derek (14 February 2011). "On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 2/13/11". Seconds Out. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Local boxer beaten in Germany". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Karo Murat Shocks Dominic Boesel To Capture EBU Title". Boxing Scene. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  9. ^ Sukachev, Alexey (24 March 2018). "Karo Murat Stops Reeves in Twelfth To Win Vacant IBO Belt". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Kreshnik Qato
European External super-middleweight champion
16 February 2008 – March 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Stanislav Kashtanov
Preceded by
Cristian Sanavia
European super-middleweight champion
12 April 2008 – March 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Brian Magee
Vacant
Title last held by
Mariano Plotinsky
WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion
29 August 2009 – 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Dmitry Sukhotsky
Vacant
Title last held by
Serhiy Demchenko
IBF Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion
7 May 2011 – 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Robert Woge
Vacant
Title last held by
Harry Simon
IBF International light-heavyweight champion
25 April 2015 – December 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Trent Broadhurst
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert Stieglitz
European light-heavyweight champion
1 July 2017 – 2018
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Dominic Boesel
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Igor Mikhalkin
IBO light-heavyweight champion
24 March – 15 December 2018
Succeeded by
Sven Fornling